High-jewelry and high-watchmaking brand, Jacob & Co., and luxury fashion House Balenciaga have announced their partnership. The Balenciaga I Jacob & Co. limited edition high jewelry collection, Diamant, shows the underlining, trust, and kinship between the two brands. The high jewelry line is available at the Balenciaga Rodeo Drive women’s flagship in an exclusive release immediately following the Balenciaga Fall 24 show and upon request from the Balenciaga Couture website only.
The collection seeks to infuse the spirit of big Cuban link chains, two-finger rings, and nameplate necklaces. Demna chose Jacob & Co. as a collaborator because they are not a traditional jeweller. The partnership pushes boundaries, and the result is both innovative and unconventional.
The collaboration seamlessly marries Balenciaga’s expansion into high jewelry with Jacob & Co.’s venture into high fashion, resulting in the exquisite Diamant collection. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the collection features two necklaces, one ring, and one bracelet, all hand-crafted in 18K white gold and white diamonds.
Typo is a high-jewelry staging of ‘Balenciaga’ hand-written. The writing is executed in 18K white gold set with white diamonds. The first iteration in the collection is a wide two-finger ring and a pendant. Jacob & Co. is famous for its long experience in making signature jewelry, able to convey the identity of famous entertainers and artists such as Rihanna and Pharrell Williams. The intention with Typo is to provide the same level of expression.
BB exploits the ever-renewed craze for Cuban Link gold chains. A staple of hip-hop style for decades, this style is now ubiquitous and a fundamental high-end item. Jacob & Co. has been designing and crafting dozens of such iterations, many of them bespoke. BB is a new expression of that specific know-how. The wide and emphatic 18K white gold chains are pavé-set with white diamonds and feature a clasp taking on the shape of Balenciaga’s namesake initial B, with a mirror-effect.